Water efficiency scheme strengthened

CHOICE welcomes the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Scheme update.

29 Jun 2012 | Consumers purchasing water-usage products can now have greater confidence in the star system used to rate energy efficiency.


Disappointment over pay-day loan reforms

Government reforms receive a mixed response from consumer advocates .

28 Jun 2012 | Consumer advocates are left disappointed, after industry lobbyists water-down the Governments pay-day loan reforms.


1 July 2012 - changes that affect you

The new financial year sees the introduction of a number of reforms aimed at helping consumers.

27 Jun 2012 | We outline some key consumer reforms that will come into place on 1 July 2012.

Door knocking

Petition takes aim at door-to-door sales

Consumers are taking action against invasive door-knocking sales tactics.

25 Jun 2012 | We're supporting a petition by the Consumer Action Law Centre asking energy companies to cease their door-knocking practices.


Egg labelling website falls short

New South Wales Government launches website to inform consumers about egg labelling.

22 Jun 2012 | We believe the NSW Government egg labelling website gives consumers little help due to the controversial interpretation of the existing definition of 'free-range eggs'.


Apple fined for misleading consumers

Apple has copped a $2.25 million fine for misleading consumers about its iPad's 4G capabilities.

22 Jun 2012 | The Federal Court has found that the technology giant contravened the Australian Consumer Law by misleading consumers.


Households paying less in bank fees

New data from the RBA shows households are saving on bank fees.

21 Jun 2012 | Consumer power succeeds as RBA data shows households paying 7% less in bank fees.


FoFA passes the Senate

Passage of the Future of Financial Advice reforms in the Senate signals a sea change in the advice industry.

20 Jun 2012 | Consumers can celebrate a partial but important victory with the passage of Future of Financial Advice reforms in the Senate.


Electricity prices increase Australia-wide

Electricity prices have become turbo-charged, but savvy consumers can beat the price rises.

18 Jun 2012 | Several factors are driving up electricity prices across Australia but you can beat them with these handy tips.


RBA delivers surcharge win for consumers

We welcome reform to end era of excessive surcharging.

13 Jun 2012 | The RBA's decision means that credit card payment surcharges can't be used as an avenue for revenue raising.

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